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In Loving Memory


Ethel Katherine Shorts
2/22/1908 - 10/22/2011

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Ethel Katherine Shorts, age 103, of Cranberry, died early Saturday morning at her home.

Born February 22, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Augustus Shreffler and Grace Elzina Boyer Shreffler.

She married Ralph Henninger Shorts on August 8, 1936 and he preceded her in death on November 7, 1994.

Ethel was a homemaker and attended the Nickleville Presbyterian Church. She loved to crochet and make Navajo Indian weave rugs. She enjoyed reminiscing with family and friends, especially about the “old days” in the horse and buggy at Monarch Park in Franklin. She was also fond of gatherings at Nickleville-Weaver Hall for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and especially Christmas.

Survivors include two sons: R. Eugene Shorts and his wife, Carol, of El Paso, Texas and Sam Shorts and his wife, Marilyn, of Meadville; three daughters: Helen Jordan of Knox; Nancy Young and her husband, David, of Franklin and Shirley Ross of Cranberry; two brothers: Samuel Eugene Shreffler and John (Jackie) Boyer Shreffler, both of Jal, New Mexico; 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christy; two great granddaughters, Jessica and Lindsey; two sons-in-law, Norris C. Jordan and Gary L. Ross; four brothers, Robert, Virgil, Gerald and Ronald Shreffler and two sisters, Grace Latchaw and Ada Mae Mason.

Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in the funeral home with Reverend Sue Montgomery, pastor of the Nickleville Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Nickleville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Ethel’s name to the Nickleville Presbyterian Church, 169 Valley Church Road, Emlenton, PA 16373.

Online condolences may be sent to Ethel’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences


From:  CAROLYN JOYCE SHREFFLER HAMILTON   AMARILLO TX


Relationship:  NIECE



OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. I HAVE SUCH HAPPY THOUGHTS OF ETHEL FROM THE TIME I WAS LITTLE. I REMEMBER THE MANY VISITS TO OUR HOME IN FRANKLIN. I REMEMBER VISITING HER HOMES OVER THE YEARS AND THE "POSEY" ROOMS. SHE ALWAYS HAD SUCH A GREEN THUMB COULD GET ANYTHING TO GROW.- I LOVED HEARING THE STORIES OF WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG. I COULD FEEL THE LOVE EVERYTIME I WAS AROUND HER. I WAS ALWAYS "JOYCIE" TO HER. MUCH LOVES GOES WITH HER FROM JOYCIE, TANYA AND DAVID, CALEB AND CALYNNE GRACE; TERIA, BRYAN AND HALEIGH BRIANNA.

Sent:  10/24/2011


From:  Deanna Shorts Kriesel   Moore Oklahoma


Relationship:  niece



The Scripture verse "knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus" (II Corinthians 4:14) is comforting when we received word of Aunt Ethel's passing. Our hearts go out to cousins Shirley, Nancy, Sam, and Eugene. God be with you. Deanna & Ron

Sent:  10/25/2011


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